About the Copeland Center

The Copeland Center is the leading organization around the world based on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®  (WRAP®) and other works developed by Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland.   Our trainings and programs are for any person seeking to take personal responsibility to improve their wellness.  We also work with health service providers, businesses and community groups who are seeking to improve their wellness and create a healthy workplace environment.

The Copeland Center is proud to share that WRAP® is now recognized by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence based practice. Through the dedication of people in recovery sharing their experience with WRAP® and researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago, WRAP® is saving lives and helping people experience greater levels of wellness.

The Copeland Center strives to preserve and promote those exemplary practices that makes WRAP® such an effective experience for so many people.  We work to spread that experience far and wide with fidelity, through the training of WRAP® Facilitators. Our collective wisdom of WRAP® Facilitators comes from across the United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and several other countries around the world.

Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, works exclusively with The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery to help you develop facilitators who can provide trainings that meet the criteria of WRAP® as an evidence-based practice.

We offer a highly interactive five-day WRAP® Facilitators course, designed with groups of peers and Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, to ensure that a critical set of values and ethics are practiced in the sharing of WRAP® with others.  It is not just the power of the content with in the WRAP® curriculum, but how it comes to life through trained WRAP® Facilitators.   WRAP® is powerful in recovery because it came from people’s life experiences and the WRAP® Facilitator’s Course is all about bringing that lived experience into the curriculum for a transformative group process.

If you plan on utilizing WRAP® materials to help others develop their WRAP® contact the Copeland Center at 802-254-5335 or email us at info@copelandcenter.com

For organizations, businesses or government agencies seeking to implement the evidence based practice of WRAP®, completing the 5-day WRAP® Facilitator’s Course is essential. WRAP® Facilitation is a specific approach taught through the Copeland Center’s training model developed in consultation with Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland.  WRAP® Facilitators are those trained through this 5 day course on the skills to work with the WRAP® Curriculum with fidelity to a core set of values and ethics –what the evidence base practice has shown contributes to the most beneficial outcomes.  Any individual can benefit from developing a WRAP®, and the WRAP® Facilitator’s Course teaches people to connect their experience with WRAP® in order to engage with many diverse individuals.

For individuals seeking to help their peers use WRAP®, completing the WRAP® Facilitator’s Course will equip you to provide a quality experience through workshops, support groups, and even one on one with people who can not attend a group.  Individuals who volunteer in their community to offer WRAP® support and who need financial support to attend a Copeland Center WRAP® Facilitators course will be our highest priority for any scholarships we have available.

The Copeland Center is a unique non-profit because of our peer led-grass-roots nature that is free from government regulated services and medically based agendas. We strive to represent everyday people with our combined practical knowledge and common sense approaches to better wellness.

Donations from people like you allow us to keep our focus on people and community.  Please consider a tax-deductable donation to the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, PO Box 6471 Brattleboro, VT 05302.

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The mission of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment.

Meet the Copeland Center Staff: Matthew Federici, Executive Director; Katie Wilson, Director of Operations; Gina Calhoun, National Director for Wellness and Recovery Education; Erica Buffington, Correspondence Course Manager; and Elaine Stiles, Administrative and Fiscal Services Coordinator.

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) governed by a board of directors.